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Playing politics with drought: Regional areas fed up with ‘us and them nonsense’

Regional areas are fed up with Canberra playing politics with drought rather than coming up with practical solutions.

It’s been reported several prominent parts of regional Australia could run out of water by November.

Mayor of Dubbo Ben Shields says the situation is dire, with reports suggesting Dubbo will be in “serious trouble” by the end of March.

But he tells Steve Price he’s sick of seeing politicians such as Joel Fitzgibbon play politics with the situation.

“All political parties have not got this right.

“In our neck of the woods, it’s been almost 50 years since a significant piece of water infrastructure has been built. 

“We just don’t need this us and them nonsense that’s going on with the political parties at the moment.”

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